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Au Violon

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Altstadt
French, European, Fusion
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Im Lohnhof 4, Basel, Switzerland
0041 61 269 87 11
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Accommodating, Welcoming and Atmospheric

whilst visiting my daughter who is residing locally and following a very wet day, this visit was an absolute delight. We had not booked and it was a very busy Friday evening. However upon arrival and despite being busy the maitre d' made us welcome, found us a table and ensured we were well catered... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
willesley
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Leicestershire, England
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I go here every now and then for business dinners. The menu is rather stable, I would call it boring after going there so many times. This time I had the duck liver entree which was good but less tasty as on earlier occasions. I had lamb cutlets: the meat itself was very good quality, the pan should have a... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We dined with friends on a Friday night and despite the restaurant being full we never felt like we were kept waiting for anything. The service was perfectly judged, nicely attentive without being OTT or stiff. The menu was relatively simple but offered good choices, even for my vegetarian wife (unusual for a French establishment) & the food & wines... More 

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Leicestershire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

whilst visiting my daughter who is residing locally and following a very wet day, this visit was an absolute delight. We had not booked and it was a very busy Friday evening. However upon arrival and despite being busy the maitre d' made us welcome, found us a table and ensured we were well catered for during the evening. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Excellent dinner in a superbe brasserie atmosphere in this gem in Basel. We loved the fois gras, scallops, steak fries and delicious cod fillet in safan sauce which we had accompanied with a very tasty wine menu. Definitely recommended in Basel and surroundings. Just be prepared for Basel prices too.

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Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

A little gem in the centre of Basel Try the steak frites and the recommrnended house wine and go there with so e of your best friends and enjoy the chat, the food and the wine..... It does not come much better if you like a relaxed bon vivant atmosphere.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I had an early business meal at Au Violon during December, when the city is shrouded in drizzle. I was pleasantly surprised with the very good food and service. I had the fillet steak and it was perfect, as were the French fries served with them. The wine selection is not amazing, but those offered were decent. The setting is... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Went here for dinner with colleagues and the food was excellent. Portions were generous especially the tartar. I had fish and it was very good. The service was wonderful as well. I'd come back again.

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

...one of the best Tatar in town - can really recommend this nice and familiar location just up the hill and next to Barfüsserplatz

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Went here for a business dinner. It was a quiet night in the restaurant. The service was good. The Menu had some nice fall options including apples, chestnuts, and pumpkin. The food was good but not extraordinary. I would go back again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Experienced a lovely lunch at Au Violon during a recent business trip to Basel. Set in a beautiful location in the city the food matched the ambience and would thoroughly recommend paying a visit when you are in the city. I had the Rib Eye which was cooked to perfection. They do love fries at Au Violon and I probably... More 

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Address: Im Lohnhof 4, Basel, Switzerland
Phone Number: 0041 61 269 87 11
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel>  > Altstadt
Average Prices: USD 22 - 44
Cuisine: French, European, Fusion

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Im Lohnhof 4, Basel, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel>  > Altstadt
  • Neighborhood: Altstadt
  • Phone Number: 0041 61 269 87 11

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 44
  • Cuisine: French, European, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic

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